Aviation Management Degree

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Student Engaging in Aviation Management

Southwestern Illinois College is the place to receive education in aviation management. The college offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Aviation Management and an Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate. This training provides students with an excellent foundation for a wide variety of aviation careers. Students learn Aviation History, Aircraft Systems and Components, Aviation Meteorology, Air Traffic Control Systems, Federal Aviation Regulations and Airport Planning and Management

Where they work

Aviation management personnel work in a high-tech environment and are valued in many careers within the aviation field including: air traffic control, airline operations, government flight operations, corporate aviation, airport operations, logistics, military aviation and manufacturing.

What it means

Aviation is vital to our military, national defense and security. The volume of air traffic is expected to increase globally, with aviation continuing to provide a vital link to our economy, moving passengers and cargo throughout the world.

Graduates of the SWIC Aviation Management program have the opportunity to transfer directly to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management program. Visit aviation.siu.edu/management for more information. SWIC Program Coordinator Keith Mueller also coordinates the SIUC program. He can be reached at keith.mueller@siu.edu.

Contact information

For more information about the Aviation Management program please contact Program Coordinator Keith Mueller at 618-235-2700, ext. 5683 or keith.mueller@swic.edu.

Aviation Management Courses

Beyond the Associate Degree

The SWIC program is designed to transfer directly to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Management program.

Career Opportunities

  • Logistics
  • Flight operations
  • Support
  • Manufacturing
  • Maintenance coordination
  • Maintenance management
  • Product representation
  • Corporate and airline aviation support